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#1 iexist

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 11:28 PM

I just got my hands on a pre-owned pro06A! Works like a charm too! I'm pretty excited about this.

 

1 reason being nostalgia... this was the first mixer model/brand that I owned when I got started in scratching.

 

The other reason is that I want to clean it up, give it a facelift, add new faders, new knobs..

 

Wondering if anybody here had any other ideas or what I should look into?

 

Is there anything to make the fader banging quieter? I forgot how metal this mixer sounds!   \m/ :8 \m/

 

 

 

*edit* tried changing topic title to "Upgrading" instead of "Modding"... oh well.


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#2 rasteri

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:50 AM

You can open the fader up and stick some rubber washers in if there aren't any already. Or just replace it with a Pro-X-Fade or innofader.

 

New knobs can be got from http://coolorcaps.com/



#3 Symatic

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:46 AM

yeah you can add rubber or silicone washers to the faders rails to make them queter. or ghetto-tech style glue some slices of an eraser to the inside walls of the fader, between the rails, which will act as a bumper against the fader carriadge.

 

if its an 06 VCA the circuitry is already there for you to drill a hole in the front and add a cue/master switch for the headphones.

 

http://www.brimstone...06_VCA_Mod.html

 

and there is a relatively easy way to do that with the non-vca versions but i cant remmeber where the link is.

 

I've got some 3" rack handles to add to the front of mine which will protect the bottom panel's controls if i stick it in a bag, then i need some sort of decksaver for it and itll be nice and transportable.

 

 

 

Hey rasteri - how difficult would it be to add an effects loop to an 06? one that workd like the rane56's FX loop.....



#4 Symatic

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:56 AM

oh and theres this useful resource by some gangster..... :)

 

http://rasteri.com/wiki/Mixer_Mods


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#5 rasteri

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:58 PM

Yeah there was a guide to doing a master/cue switch mod on an 06ProA but I can't find it now. I did it on half a dozen 06s so it def works... anyone have a copy of the instructions?
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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:56 PM

i got lucky and picked up an 06 last summer for 200 bucks... threw a focus fader V1 in it... Done!

glad i was able to find one locally cause it helped me complete the OG vestax mixer collection... 05, 06, 07, 08.
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#7 iexist

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 03:21 PM

is there a huge difference between the VCA and A models?


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#8 rasteri

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 04:05 PM

is there a huge difference between the VCA and A models?


Yeah they're completely different internally.

#9 iexist

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 04:24 PM

:(  :( man, not even google can find these 06a instructions..


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#10 rasteri

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:44 PM

I found some photos I took of the mod the last time I did it -

http://www.digitalve...=37018&p=395602

You might just be able to reverse engineer it from that
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#11 iexist

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:54 PM

Nice, thank you for tracking this down.
 
im not sure I can tell what I am looking at 100%..
 
just need a bit more details

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#12 iexist

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

You can open the fader up and stick some rubber washers in if there aren't any already. Or just replace it with a Pro-X-Fade or innofader.

 

New knobs can be got from http://coolorcaps.com/

Coolorcaps responded with "Only 'D' styles shaft not round splined posts, faders will work" re: knobs & faders..

Can anyone decipher?


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#13 Jam Burglar

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:13 PM

 

You can open the fader up and stick some rubber washers in if there aren't any already. Or just replace it with a Pro-X-Fade or innofader.

 

New knobs can be got from http://coolorcaps.com/

Coolorcaps responded with "Only 'D' styles shaft not round splined posts, faders will work" re: knobs & faders..

Can anyone decipher?

 

 

Not to throw the D around too much, but that means if you look that shaft from the top it will be the shape of a "D".  Ay to the izzo.  


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#14 iexist

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:39 PM

Now I get it. Thanks Jam!


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 01:14 AM

I might be mad but I think Eric might have detailed the 06 mod on skratchlounge...
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#16 iexist

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:41 AM

active link?

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:52 AM

It's been dead a while... maybe mark kept an archive?!
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:03 PM

The one I had at drive has some missing pics...
https://drive.google...cHpUN0RsbGJkRlk

Maybe this?
http://www.brimstone...06_VCA_Mod.html

http://forum.turntab...php?f=19&t=3867

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:15 PM

thanks mutis. looks like both of these are for the VCA. While the circuitry may be different for both models, am i hooking up to the same pieces?

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#20 Mutis Mayfield

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:31 PM

thanks mutis. looks like both of these are for the VCA. While the circuitry may be different for both models, am i hooking up to the same pieces?


Yeah I realized these were the same after reading the post twice...

It's an old mixer for sure!


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